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supporters and opponents of mohamed morsi are calling for mass demonstrations. nbc's jim maceda is high above cairo's tahrir square. jim, good evening. >> reporter: hi, kate. well, of course, tahrir square behind me was ground zero for egypt's 2011 uprising, but lately it's had a similar feel and the smell of tear gas is back in the air. clashes between morsi opponents and riot police raged through the night and into a second day. protesters turning tahrir square into a tent encampment and pledging to target the besieged president until he designs or rescinds the decrees which give him sweeping powers and put him above the law. the move has triggered riots across the country, injuring more than 300 egyptians. "if morsi does that, we'll be exactly like iran, said this protester. "he is making himself not just a dicer, he's making himself a god." he said he had to take action to take radical action to save egypt from hosni mubarak's regime. but egyptians like alid mahmoud, a field medic who lost his friend in the uprising feels cheated by morsi and the islamist. they got his vote, but he says t
in jerusalem. stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. even egyptian president mohammed morsi hinted there was a deal. but late today, a spokesperson for hamas, said there would be no cease-fire, at least not tonight. making secretary clinton's job here on the ground even more difficult. secretary of state clinton cut her trip to asia short, diverting to israel to personally help shepherd a possible cease-fire. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: making her task more difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with diplomacy in high gear, today was one of the st violence days yet. an israeli soldier was killed. the first since
president of egypt, mohamed morsi. the question now, is will it hold? will the people of the region get some peace? we have more on both sides of the conflict. we get more from our chief correspondent andrea mitchell, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, kate, the cease-fire was brokered under pressure from president obama, but wouldn't have happened without egypt's new islamic president, mohamed morsi, playing a key role. the cease-fire came after another night of punishing air strikes against gaza. and the first bus bombing in tel aviv in eight years. >> the united states welcomes the agreement today for a cease-fire in gaza, the rocket attacks must end to bring a broader, calm return. >> reporter: the agreement calls for israel to stop air strikes and hamas to stop rocket attacks. if that holds for 24 hours, they will talk about border contrs on gaza, and promise no more targeting of hamas leaders. israeli ground troops are mobilized, if there are attacks >> now, i realize that there are citizens who expect a harder military action, and we may very well need to do that. but at the pre
. >> reporter: for a fourth straight night, protesters attacked the office of morsi's freedom party. demonstrators are angry at morsi's decision that is leaning the country to a dictatorship. >> a country of institution. not symbolize in one person. >> reporter: morsi's decree gives him more powers. morsi's decisions are beyond challenges and he also dismissed the attorney general. now the attorney general backed by the country's powerful judges, many of whom were appointed by hosni mubarak are fighting back. they are calling for a strike? the courtrooms. morsi and others have blamed the judiciary for blocking key reforms and annuling the party. mainly islam report. on tuesday, tens of thousands of supporters of the president are expected to hold competing rallies a few miles apart from each other. without a solution, the streets of egypt may not be calm. reporting for nbc, cairo. >>> meanwhile, back in the states, lawmakers on capitol hill say they are working hard and fast to avoid the fiscal cliff. if a deal is not met by the end of next month, tax increases and spending cuts wil
attention to overseas. it was less than a week ago you may recall the president of egypt, president morsy, was hailed as a hero for helping to broker that cease-fire between israel and hamas. well, days later he surprised just about everybody by awarding himself sweeping new powers back home in egypt. that triggered a wave of violence in the streets. it brought crowds and protesters back to the familiar confines of tahrir square. tonight, the president of egypt is embarking on a campaign of damage control. our report from nbc's ayman mohyeldin in cairo. >> reporter: a day of mourning across egypt, in cairo, thousands paid respects to a protester killed by police. and in alexandria, a funeral for the member of the muslim brotherhood, just fifteen years old. both were victims of the riots that broke out after president morsy gave himself sweeping new powers. it ignited a wave of protests among them, and loyal supporters fighting in the streets. the muslim brotherhood were to blame, we elected them, thought they would lift us up, but they threw us to the ground. i will never vote for them ag
us live now. good morning to you. >> good morning, lynn. it's a critical day for mohamed morsi, a former leader of the muslim brotherhood which began on thursday when he issued the decree putting all his decisions effectively above the law. he said he was doing that to protect egypt's very slow move towards democracy from the judges and prosecutors mostly hand picked by hosni mubarak who were seen as sabotaging the process. the backlash was huge, was immediate, the past four days with national strikes, a sit-in on tahrir square and on going clashes between pro morsi and anti--morsi camps and the riot police. so far neither side has backed down. the pressures are growing. egypt's stock market, after losing $5 billion yesterday, has dropped another 5% today. all eyes now are on this meeting between top judges and morsi who it's hoped we'll find some kind of face-saving end to a crisis splitting egypt apart just when it should be sitting down, unified, and working on things like a new constitution. lynn, if there's any reminder of how all this might play out, there's a funeral lat
last year. but today's anger was directed at the new president, morsi. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in tahrir square for us tonight. good evening, ayman. >> reporter: good evening, brian. hundreds of thousands of protesters were back here in tahrir square angry with president morsi for granting himself new powers. police used tear gas and rubber bullets, killing two protesters and injuring hundreds more. beyond the square, muslim brotherhood offices were attacked. the president is trying to diffuse the crisis, cancelling a rally by supporters. and promising to use his new powers in a limited way. people here don't believe him, in fact, it's only galvanized the opposition, who say president morsi is betraying the revolution becoming another mubarak, they vowed to stay here until morsi rescinds his decree. brian? >> ayman mohyeldin above tahrir square for us tonight, ayman, thanks. >>> also in the middle east today, they took an extraordinary step to investigate an old rumor. they dug up the body of yasser arafat to see if he had been poisoned, and they're conducting tissue samples
opposition leaders are calling for a peaceful protest after president mohamed morsi assumed sweeping new powers this week. clashes continue between police and protesters who are defying president morsi's orders and blocking streets. morsi said he had to take extreme measures to protect the revolution and backtrack a new constitution being written by mostly islamist assembly. he says he will give up his new powers once a new constitution is in place. >> regardless of the timing, this sort of move by morsi would always have been a very risky and polarizing gesture. >> opposition members meeting to plot out their next move there are plans for strikes by judges as well and a call for another million man march against morsi on tuesday. >>> world champion boxer hector camacho died today at a trauma center in puerto rico. he emerged from a troubled childhood to become a world champion in three weight classes. camacho went into cardiac arrest today and died after he was taken off life support. he was shot in puerto rico on tuesday while sitting in a car outside a bar. no arrests have been made i
? a dictator. but this happened today. and they were not talking of hosni mubarak, but morsy, fresh from brokering a cease-fire in gaza. and winning world praise he set a precedent by granting himself new power, firing one man in the regime, and giving islamists free reign to write the constitution the opposition leaders took to the street, saying that he had appointed himself the new leader. the clashes spread across the country, injuring more than a 100. in alexandria, the muslim brotherhood headquarters there raided and burned by protesters >> they're not going to lose their voice if they think somehow they have a new hosni mubarak. >> reporter: but morsy told supporters he took the bold move to save egypt's democracy, that it was only temporary to speed up the movement. i am for all egyptians, and won't be biased against any son of egypt, but many were not buying it. >> this is not what the revolution was about. >> reporter: today, the state department called on them to resolve differences. and through democratic dialogue. but tonight, the protests raged on and raised questions about
of the revolution have yet to be achieved, said this protester. morsi told supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly. after which he said he would give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozenses were injured in alexandria when angered youth stormed and set fire to mosri's muslim brotherhood. this makes him more of a deck tater than mubarak. critics call it a power grab, tying him to his recent success on the world stage after brokering a cease-fire deal in gaza. but suddenly mosri the mediator is fighting for his political life back home. >> regardless of the timing, this sort of move by morsi would always have been a very risky and polarizing gesture. >> reporter: and just as egypt seemed to be emerging from its post revolutionary pain, dls more trouble ahead. opposition members are meeting to plot out their next move
mohamed morsi's decision to grant himself sweeping new powers. we have a live report from cairo with the latest. iman, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. thousands are pouring into the square angered by the decree. let's talk about the protests taking place. close to tahrir square is the u.s. embassy. today riot police outside the embassy compound fired teargas, pelted protesters with rocks to try to keep them back. the protesters also exchanged throwing stones at the riot police. that incident brings back serious concerns for u.s. officials because several months ago, back on september 11th a similar scene erupted outside the u.s. embassy. there's growing concern about the security force ts and their ability to maintain law and order. we've seen clashes erupt, many of them towards the freedom of justice party. that is the political wing of the muslim brotherhood from which president mohamed morsi comes from. we're talking about the decree that he issued on thursday that gave him sweeping powers to make new laws without judicial reviews, that has angered many and what has
president morsi rescind a decree that gave him sweeping new powers, particularly the ability to legislate without any judicial review. outside the u.s. embassy, r rioters clashed. now president morsi has defended his decision saying he had to take the measure because of judicial interference. he said the egypt judicial is full of remnants of the old regime and not allowing him to get anything done in the country. organizations have been concerned that morsi and his muslim brotherhood are trying to usurp power in the country. it has left hundreds of people injured and a few deaths. officials in cairo are concerned about growing confrontations. arriva reporting for nbc news, cairo. >>> meantime in the west bank, scientists are studying the remains of yasser arafat. looking for more clues on the actual cause of his death. arafat died in 2004 after suddenly becoming ill on what was initially caused by a stroke. the investigation was sparked over findings of radioactive material on his clothes and many palestinians believe arafat was assassinated by the israeli government using poison which th
morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-morsi protesters, who claim that he's made a power grab that will make him a virtual dictator. about five miles from here, there are apequal number of supporters who believe morsi when he says it will only be a two-month transition people and then will relinquish the special powers. part of the decree is that there will in two months time be a new constitution. the problem is in writing this constitution, those involved are all islamists. the other groups like liberals and secularists and representatives of the people demonstrating behind me boycotted the process because it became clear early on that morsi and the muslim brotherhood were intent on having islamic law as the law of the land. in alexandria, at least 25 people were injured as anti-morsi protesters raided and burned the muslim brotherhood's
aids of president morsi resigned. the latest sign of what some are calling his power grab is giving his inner circle some serious second thoughts. day four of the crisis and it's starting to look like revolution again. now filled with dozens of tents and protesters who refuse to leave until president morsi backs down or resigns. they clash again with rioters who were caught brutally beating and dragging away several protesters. casualties are mounting on both sides as anger against morsi gr grows. >> translator: everything is still the same. we have replaced a corrupt regime with another brutal rejust a minute. >> reporter: the latest turmoil begain thursday when morsi decreed sweeping powers for himself claiming that would speed up toward a new constitution and democracy. >> we tried to take care of the countries that try to secure stability for this country. >> reporter: only his islamist supporters were buying it. >> we want a new president. >> reporter: many judges and journalists have gone on strike. this union meeting today turned chaotic when a group of journ journalists assaulte
, where protests have erupted over president mohamed morsi's decree expanding his power. jim is in cairo. good morning. >> reporter: almost two years after their revolution, egyptians seem more divided than ever. after many hear their elected leader has driven the wedge deeper and wider. at dawn, there were more tents and protesters around tahrir square, but that didn't stop clashes with police, where protesters blocked traffic defying president mohamed morsi's orders. after morsi declared sweeping powers for himself, leaving him above the law. >> translator: we are here because the goals of the revolution have yet to be achieved. >> reporter: morsi told his supporters he had to take radical measures to protect the revolution. and fast track a new constitution being written by a mostly islamist assembly, after which he said he'd give up those powers. yes, he might be a dictator for the time being, but these powers will be transferred to an elected parliament, he said. but the decrees have triggered protests and riots across the nation. dozens were injured in alexandria when angry youth s
for a massive protest later today against president mohamed morsi's constitutional decree. the decree grants morsi sweeping, new powers. >>> six killed in oakland during the thanksgiving holiday, from wednesday through just yesterday. oakland surpassed the 2011 homicide total on friday. new at 11:00 tonight, stephanie reports that it could be far worse. >> actions speak louder than words. >> reporter: his audience tonight, new parolees at a hayward halfway house. kevin grant connects with them because he used to be one of them. in and out of prison, like the college friends he grew up with in oakland. but kevin grant wants to rewrite that story. he left his last prison spent? 1989. since then, he's dedicated to combing the trouble spots in oakland. >> the crime in the hottest spots of the area is not as high as the overall oakland. >> reporter: grant has been a violence prevention coordinator for measure 1. oakland police recognize his efforts as vital. >> some of the work that kevin grant has done has been a way to bridge the relationship they need to be out there. >> we go in there. we don
mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate something and revive the israeli-palestinian talks. and now suddenly he seizes power. he was looking for this opportunity. he is threatened by the judiciary and the other mubarak forces who have, he believes, stopped the constitutional process and stymied that. but for him to do this now, at his point of greatest authority, puts the administration in a bind. and it's unclear how this is going to resolve. >> david brooks, there's a larger strategic question. there's egypt, gaza, syria, iran. there's a president's second term that's got to be dominated by this region. >> i think so. it's the middle east, so there's good news and bad news. the good news is that the obama administration did an excellent job of supporting
in cairo against president mohammed morsi and his decree granting himself nearly absolute power. more than 200,000 people packed tahrir square. >>> four female soldiers who served tours in iraq or afghanistan filed a federal lawsuit yesterday trying to force the pentagon to end a ban on women serving in combat jobs. the suit says service women have often found themselves in combat without receiving the same rewards or opportunities for promotion. >>> a federal judge is ordering big tobacco companies to run ads saying they deliberately deceived the american public about the health effects of smoking. appeals are expected. >>> and prince william and his wife kate who became the duke and duchess of cambridge on their wedding day last year made their first official visit to cambridge this morning. the couple are meeting with students from cambridge university. they will also visit a homeless charity and hospital. >>> here's how wall street will kick off the day. the dow fell 89 points yesterday. the s&p was down seven. the nasdaq lost nine. overseas markets were also down. in tokyo, the nikkei
remains intact. egypt is being praised for negotiating this ceasefire. new president mohamed morsi is with the muslim brotherhood, a fwrup that already has an established relationship with hamas. now some experts were skeptical if morsi could be fair but today's truce appears he can work well with hamas, israel and the u.s. jessica? >> okay, thank you. back here at home embattled congressman jesse jackson jr. quietly resigned today effectively ending what was a promising political career. two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth term jackson sent his resignation letter to the house speaker citing his ongoing treatment for bi-polar disorder and also admitting that he's made a share of mistakes. jackson is reportedly negotiating a plea deal that would allow him to resign for health reasons, serve some jail time for the alleged misuse of funds, repay those funds, and retain his congressional pension. the state of illinois will hold a special election to fill jackson's house seat although no date has been set. while democrats did well nationally in the november 6 elections, how
headquarters building in cairo. tahrir square is filled with tents. they are refusing to leave until morsi backs down or resigns. morsi insists the power grab is not permanent and that he only wants to speed up the creation of a new constitution. >>> in bangladesh, investigators are trying to find out what sparked a fire that killed at least 112 people. flames raced through the eight-story clothing factory last night and many of the workers were trapped inside because the building did not have emergency exits. the factory supplied major retailers in the u.s. and europe. >>> after a bruising election season and a thanksgiving vacation, lawmakers get back to work tomorrow on captiol hill and they are facing the december 31st deadline to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that's when spending cuts and tax increases kick in. lawmakers from both parties are racing the clock to reach a compromise but despite a lot of optimism there is no plan on the table. brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: back from an extended holiday and facing a looming deadline, lawmakers from both parti
efforts attacked the offices of president mohamed morsi's freedom and justice party. the political wing of the muslim brotherhood. demonstrators are angry at president morsmorsi's latest decision, one that's reverting the country to a dictatorship. >> we want a contry of institutions, not symbolized in one person who makes all decisions and nobody can say no. >> reporter: morsi's decree gave him legislative powers and extended the time to write a new constitution by two months. morsi's decisions are beyond judicial challenge and dismissed the attorney general. now the attorney general backed by the country's powerful judges, many appointed by former dictator hosni mubarak, are fighting back. they have called for a nationwide strike in the courtrooms. president morsi and other islamist parties have blamed egypt's judiciary for blocking key reforms. it's why president morsi on friday told his mainly islamic supporters he issued the sweeping decree and why many across the country are backing his decision. >> translator: the president's decisions are good, and we support him. he's working h
president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi. >> the goal must reach legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> right now, no sign that a deal is even close. besides a cease fire, hamas wants some of the restrictions eased at the gaza border. israel is demanding a long-term agreement and says that if a diplomatic solution is not reached, they're ready for a ground war. people in the bay area are closely watching these developments unfold. let's check in with jody hernandez. >> reporter: janelle, a lot of folks here in the bay area are feeling a sense of helplessness as they watch the violence unfold in the middle east. many have friends or family members either in israel or in the gaza strip. today we got a very real sense of what families who are living in that region are going through tonight. we caught up with a resident of gaza via skype this afternoon. a woman who's been praying for a cease fire but judging by the shelling outside her house, it hadn't taken hold yet. >> i was feeling relief when i was hearing about the cease fire. oh, my god. just a s
, nbc news, capitol hill. >> a tense standoff in egypt between mohammed morsi and the nation's judiciary branch. they want to lessen tension in cairo. they canceled a massive rally that was planned for tomorrow. at today's meeting was a bid to resolve a four-day crisis that has plunged the country into turmoil. clashes have left one protester dead and hundreds of people wounded. >>> amateur video shows rebels. they were able to seize dozens of boxes of ammunition from defeated soldiers. a sign that the rebels are slowly seizing forces out of the area. it's believed this is the second military base to fall to the rebels. >>> thousands of angry textile workers protested today, demanding u justice for victims of a massive fire. investigators say narrow exits in the nine story building trapped the workers inside. they also say one exit was locked and the fire extinguishers didn't work. it's now the worst ever disaster in bangladesh history. and talk about your status update. the florida socialite who toppled general petraeus is losing her status. officials say kelly misused the title for per
are rallying in tahrir square. once again they are demonstrating against president mohamed morsi. through clouds of tear gas protesters called for morsi's ouster after a power grab. he's the first freely elected president taking office after a popular revolution removed hosni mubarak from power last year. >>> a new analysis from "consumer reports" finds a majority of pork for sale in the grocery stores contains high levels of a dangerous bacteria. the magazine found 69% of samples contained high levels of contaminants that causes food poisoning in about 100,000 americans, many of them children, each year. and more troubling, many of the samples were antibiotic resistant. "consumer reports" found that ground pork was more likely than pork chops to contain the bacterium and reminds readers to properly cook all meat. >>> three officials have been arrested in connection with a factory fire in bangladesh that killed 112 people amid reports that workers trying to escape the flames were locked inside. meantime, records found by the associated press inside the charred factory show it produced clo
, the men being credited with brokering the cease-fire is mohammed morsi. he received phone calls thanking him for his effort in the leadership. the question is whether or not they can begin to address some of the core issues of this conflict that keeps leading to cycle after cycle of violence. willie? >> we'll see how long it holds. thank you. >>> and now we're going to take a big turn and come back home. the 86th annual macy's thanksgiving day parade begins less than two hours from now, and matt and savannah are hosting, they're in herald square with your preview. good morning, guys. >> happy thanksgiving. obviously there are major stories making news all around the world, but here in herald square and on 34th street, at least for the next several hours, it's all about the holiday, fantasy, and just having a good time. >> this is something that we'll definitely -- so many people watch this and make this part of their thanksgiving day tradition. and there's a lot to look forward to. 16 giant new balloons and new characters, hello kitty, papa smurf and elf on the shelf. >> the actors from
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